Daily Archives: 29 June 2012
Update 29 June 2012: The world professional windsurfing championships will be held at El Médano’s Playa El Cabezo for the second consecutive year between 12 and 18 July, Granadilla mayor Jaime González Cejas has confirmed, after meeting to finalise details with representatives of club DB, Daniel Bruch, organizers of the event. The mayor said that the Ayuntamiento was delighted to support the championships since El Médano has become known as one of the best destinations in the world for aquatic sports.
A considerable blaze destroyed some 2,000 square metres – around half an acre – of scrubland in the Golf del Sur area around 9pm last evening. Thankfully there were no physical or material casualties, but it seems the blaze was visible from a considerable distance away, and indeed it took five fire engines and the whole night to extinguish it completely. The whole of Tenerife is tinderbox dry, of course, after the heatwave which is still only now dispersing, and it is possible that a carelessly discarded cigarette caused the fire to ignite and spread so quickly.